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#Mandela100: Using the spirit of Ubuntu to address knowledge gaps on Wikipedia

Wikimania 2018, held in sub-Saharan Africa for the first time from 18 to 22 July 2018, highlighted clear links to Nelson Mandela's legacy and how we can all help put African knowledge on top as Wikipedia aims to create greater knowledge equity into 2030...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

R5m in bursaries available from Bursary Lottery
R5m in bursaries available from Bursary Lottery

The newly launched Bursarylottery.co.za aims to connect South African students with financial assistance options to further their education...

2 days ago

#Mandela100: Mandela Centennial Scholarship Programme launched
#Mandela100: Mandela Centennial Scholarship Programme launched

The Mandela Institute for Development Studies in partnership with Graça Machel Trust and the Africa Leadership University (ALU) will today, 18 July, announce...

18 Jul 2018

#Mandela100: Collaborative event helps SA's youth get work ready
#Mandela100: Collaborative event helps SA's youth get work ready

MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet recently partnered with Better SA to host a collaborative volunteer event to help address youth unemployment in SA...

18 Jul 2018

67 minutes for Madiba
67 minutes for Madiba

This Mandela Day Sizanani and Eskilz will be visiting Mother of Peace Orphanage and are looking for sponsors to assist them in making a difference in these kids' lives...

Issued by Eskilz College 16 Jul 2018

Goedgedacht popup classroom
Goedgedacht popup classroom

The Goedgedacht Trust is an organisation that builds schools in impoverished areas throughout Africa - opening the door to success through learning...

Issued by Bittersuite 16 Jul 2018

L-R: AECOM Educational Trust bursary recipients Tshilidzi Bridget Lutsinge, Nokubonga Lady-Peace Nxumalo, and Keabetswe Beverly Sehoole
AECOM Trust prioritises women empowerment with 3 more bursary recipients

AECOM is providing financial assistance to young women in previously disadvantaged communities, awarding bursaries through its Educational Trust...

16 Jul 2018

People in mining-dependent countries fare better in SDGs
People in mining-dependent countries fare better in SDGs

In the last two decades, people's quality of life has improved faster in countries where mining plays a big part in the economy, than those who don't...

11 Jul 2018

ACSA helps disadvantaged airport communities take flight
ACSA helps disadvantaged airport communities take flight

ACSA, looking to drive social upliftment within the poverty nodes surrounding its nine airports, has invested heavily in supporting disadvantaged individuals from these communities...

By Sindy Peters 10 Jul 2018

#Mandela100: Nal'ibali shares special series for Mandela Day
#Mandela100: Nal'ibali shares special series for Mandela Day

Commemorating the centenary celebration of Nelson Mandela's birthday, Nal'ibali is sharing a special series of three children's stories...

9 Jul 2018

100 coaches for Madiba with the KNVB
100 coaches for Madiba with the KNVB

2018 marks the year that Nelson Mandela would have celebrated his 100th birthday. In celebration of his ongoing legacy, the Mandela Foundation, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB) will kick off the first of four KNVB Worldcoaches workshops in RSA...

Issued by Optimize Enhancing Effectiveness 9 Jul 2018

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How fab labs help meet digital challenges in Africa

Fab labs serve at the same time as production, creation and prototyping workshops, hands-on training spaces and facilitators of social ties...

By Stéphanie Leyronas, Gwenael Prié, and Isabelle Lio 9 Jul 2018

#Mandela100: UCT launches the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance
#Mandela100: UCT launches the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance

The Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance was launched at the University of Cape Town...

5 Jul 2018

Canon works to help young people tell their stories
Canon works to help young people tell their stories

Through its Young People Programme, Canon provides coaching and tools to empower young people to bring their stories to life and make their voices heard on topics that are important to them...

Issued by Canon SA 3 Jul 2018

I-Innovate introduces AI to under-served school communities in Cape Town
I-Innovate introduces AI to under-served school communities in Cape Town

STE(A)M educational specialist I-Innovate has partnered with US developers Curiosity Machine and local organisation Sakhikamva Foundation, to bring the AI Family Challenge concept to South Africa...

29 Jun 2018

#FairnessFirst: Why SDGs are at the (Lion)heart of #CannesLions2018
#FairnessFirst: Why SDGs are at the (Lion)heart of #CannesLions2018

A stand-out factor of Cannes Lions 2018 was the introduction of the SDG Lions to this year's Festival of Creativity. We can make the world a better place through creativity...

By Leigh Andrews 25 Jun 2018

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Partnership sees coding introduced at previously disadvantaged schools

ORT South Africa (ORT SA) and Chevron South Africa have partnered to implement coding programmes in previously disadvantaged schools in Ivory Park, north of Johannesburg...

25 Jun 2018

Red & Yellow School launches Mandela Day Challenge to corporates
Red & Yellow School launches Mandela Day Challenge to corporates

The Red & Yellow Creative School of Business has launched a Mandela Day Challenge to corporates in alignment with their social promise - to ensure that at least 10% of their students don't pay for themselves...

Issued by Red & Yellow 21 Jun 2018

#CannesLions2018: SDG Lions shortlist
#CannesLions2018: SDG Lions shortlist

The Cannes Lions Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Lions shortlist has been released, with an SA entry making the grade...

21 Jun 2018

Building the Shared Value ecosystem in Africa - Insights from 2018 Africa Shared Value Summit
Building the Shared Value ecosystem in Africa - Insights from 2018 Africa Shared Value Summit

One of the strongest themes of the 2018 Africa Shared Value was the importance of businesses investing in the creation of sustainable Shared Value ecosystems for long-term success...

Issued by Shift Social Development 18 Jun 2018

Educational partnership to create tomorrow's coders
Educational partnership to create tomorrow's coders

ORT South Africa (ORT SA), a non-profit educational organisation, and Chevron South Africa have partnered up to implement coding programmes in previously disadvantaged schools in Ivory Park, north of Johannesburg. Coding is a critical element in the 21st century school curriculum, giving learners the ability not only to use technology but to create it.

15 Jun 2018

Rapid Incubator set to boost young entrepreneurs
Rapid Incubator set to boost young entrepreneurs

Young entrepreneurs and small business owners from Katlehong will now have access to infrastructure, networking and mentoring through the newly launched Ekurhuleni West Centre for Entrepreneurship Rapid Youth Incubator (CfERI)...

15 Jun 2018

Trialogue and Eskom partner to promote enterprise development
Trialogue and Eskom partner to promote enterprise development

Enterprise development involves investing money and time in small enterprises, so that they can become sustainable and grow. It can help people to escape poverty and earn a living, and in the process contribute to economic growth in South Africa...

Issued by Trialogue 14 Jun 2018

#YouthMonth: GirlCode seeks to narrow tech industry gender gap with AWS
#YouthMonth: GirlCode seeks to narrow tech industry gender gap with AWS

Initially launched as a hackathon specifically for women, GirlCode has flourished...

By Sindy Peters 14 Jun 2018

Shoprite aims to empower 12,000 youths through job-readiness initiative
Shoprite aims to empower 12,000 youths through job-readiness initiative

The Shoprite Group's Retail Readiness programme is set to reach its target of empowering more than 12,000 youths (aged 18-29 years) by the end of June to enter the retail sector or start their own business...

13 Jun 2018

African Development Bank launches Coding for Employment programme
African Development Bank launches Coding for Employment programme

The African Development Bank, together with partners, launched the Coding for Employment programme at the African Innovation Summit in Kigali, Rwanda...

12 Jun 2018

EPWP improves North West youth's job prospects
EPWP improves North West youth's job prospects

The Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) training programme has thrown a lifeline to unemployed young people in the North West...

11 Jun 2018

CSI and social enterprise resources now available on the Trialogue Knowledge Hub
CSI and social enterprise resources now available on the Trialogue Knowledge Hub

'Social enterprises' - organisations that blend social benefits with financial revenues - are currently a buzzword in corporate social investment (CSI) circles...

Issued by Trialogue 4 Jun 2018

Schneider Electric wins Best CSR Programme at SEIFSA Awards
Schneider Electric wins Best CSR Programme at SEIFSA Awards

Schneider Electric SA was awarded Best Corporate Social Responsibility Programme of the Year during the SEIFSA fourth annual awards...

4 Jun 2018

#FairnessFirst: What you can learn from Starbucks' anti-bias diversity training
#FairnessFirst: What you can learn from Starbucks' anti-bias diversity training

Starbucks made the drastic move of shutting all 8,000 of its stores across the US on Tuesday afternoon for compulsory 'anti-bias' diversity training sessions. Here's what other brands can learn from this...

By Leigh Andrews 4 Jun 2018

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